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BSI Membership (or membership of another national Suzuki association) is required for all events listed on the BSI website.

 

 

NATIONWIDE

2 to 9 March 2019

REVIEW-A-THON

 

Encourage your pupils to practice their review pieces and raise money for the BSI to help train more new Suzuki teachers.

 

Students can get sponsored to play as many review pieces as they can in one day. Advanced and busy children may want a week to play though all their review pieces. Beginners may want to get sponsored for how many minutes that they practice in a day/week.

Every child who participates will receive a sticker and names will go into a hat for the opportunity to win other prizes some of which have been donated by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

BSI Review-a-thon poster
BSI Review-a-thon poster

 

BSI Review-a-thon Sponsorship form BSI Review-a-thon Sponsor form


Donations from collected sponsorship can be made at any time through the PayPal Giving fund using this button: 


LONDON

17 March 2019

BSI CELEBRATION CONCERTS

 

Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, London SE1 8XX


Three showcase concerts celebrating 40 years of the BSI. 

 

Box office information to follow

 

LONDON

16 to 18 April 2019

BSI NATIONAL CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP

 

Trinity Laban Faculty of Music, Greenwich, London SE10 9JF

 

Located within the beautiful Wren-designed King Charles Court at the Old Royal Naval College, set alongside the River Thames and Greenwich Park, Trinity Laban is one of the premier institutions in the UK for the study of music.  

 

Non-residential course open to Suzuki violin, piano, cello and flute and recorder students of all levels. Individual and group lessons, tonalisation, playtogethers and solo and group concerts. 

 

Flyer: National Workshop 2019 Flyer
Application:
National Workshop 2019 Application
 
Following the success of the Advanced programme first started last year, we are holding a special 2 day programme again this year on 16 and 17 April for Advanced Students of all instruments, for those in Book 6 and above. These sessions are also open to ex-Suzuki students.

Flyer:
Advanced Masterclass 2019 Flyer
Application:
Advanced Masterclass Application

 

NORTH YORKSHIRE

15 to 18 April 2019

SUZUKI STRINGS, BALDERSBY PARK

 

Queen Mary's School, near Thirsk

 

Residential course for Suzuki strings players aged 3-18 years. A full programme of workshops, masterclasses, ensembles and concerts. Directed by Barbara Parham with a team of experienced and enthusiastic Suzuki teachers. Extra activities include indoor swimming, outdoor play and tennis.

 

Contact: baldersbystrings@gmail.com

 

LONDON

28 April 2019

ACCORD CHAMBER WORKSHOP

 

Harris Academy, St John’s Wood, NW8 0NL

 

Exciting new workshop for young violinists of all levels, violists, cellists and pianists at the Little Venice Suzuki Group.  A day of music-making with chamber music – and preparation for playing chamber music – at its heart. The day will include coaching of chamber ensembles – including quartets, trios and similar – as well as chamber orchestra, Music Mind Games, Suzuki Violin Group lesson, Introduction to note reading and key signatures, Tonalisation, a parent talk, and concert including Suzuki Playtogether at the finish.

 

Director: Anne Beitel Thomas  Registration online: tinyurl.com/accordchamber1

 

BERKSHIRE

1/2  June 2019

SINGING STRINGS SUZUKI WORKSHOP

 

Bisham CofE Academy, Marlow SL7 1RW

 

Come and join us for another fantastic Suzuki weekend workshop, open to all Suzuki violinists and this year, we are delighted to welcome viola players too.  Includes Suzuki groups, tonalization classes, improvisation, choir and a samba band.  There will be a Playtogether at the start and a concert at the end.

Contact: course director Helen Styles singingstringscourse@gmail.com

 

LONDON

9 to 13 July 2019 

CHAMBER MUSIC COURSE

 

Holland Park, London W11

 

Join us for a week of beautiful chamber music on this course tailored perfectly to the students involved. There are 20 places for students of Suzuki Book 5 / ABRSM Grade 5 and above (piano, violin, viola, cello). Everyone plays a movement from a string quartet or piano trio (or other work for their instrument), and there are also musicianship and singing classes. There will be a concert on Saturday 13 July, 11am-12.30.

 

Contact: Jillian Leddra: jillianleddra@hotmail.com or visit: bayswatersuzukigroup.com

 

 

LONDON 

29 July to 3 August 2019 

THE SUMMER EXTRAVAGANZA

 

Capital City Academy, Doyle Gardens, London NW10 3ST

Play the music, paint the sets, sing, dance and act: the Summer Extravaganza is back! This year we will be putting on The Jungle Book from scratch in a week, with a performance at 11am on Saturday 3 August. There are 30 places in total (ages 8-18).

 

Contact: course administrator Helen Hugh-Jones: thesummerextravaganza@gmail.com or visit: www.thesummerextravaganza.co.uk

 

 

WORCESTERSHIRE

31 July to 4 August 2019

GREAT MALVERN SUZUKI FLUTE AND RECORDER SUMMER SCHOOL

 

Malvern St James School

 

Residential workshop for flutes and recorders of all levels. Masterclasses, repertoire classes, group lessons and concerts. Welcoming Suzuki Flute and Suzuki Recorder teachers and students from across the UK and around the world.

 

All information and updates available at: http://uksuzukisummerschool.blogspot.com/

Contact: GreatMalvernSuzukiSummerSchool@gmail.com

 

 

SUFFOLK

10 to 15 August 2019

CELLOFEST INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL

 

The Royal Hospital School, Holbrook, Nr Ipswich, IP9 2RX

 

Exciting residential course for cellists and their families.

Highlights include: an exceptional international faculty, masterclasses and chamber music for advanced students, solo recitals, and a staged production involving every child. 

Professional development and ESA training for teachers also available. 

Visit our website for more information: www.cellofest.co.uk

Contact: Tessa Oakley: info@cellofest.co.uk or Rachel Drayson: logistics@cellofest.co.uk

 

 

HERTFORDSHIRE

11 to 14 August 2019

TEMPLE DINSLEY SUMMER SCHOOL

 

Princess Helena College, Hitchin, Herts

 

A Suzuki course with residential, camping and non-residential options. 

Open to all Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano Suzuki Families. 

An Inspiring Course with daily Individual Lessons, Suzuki Groups, Orchestra, Choir, Improvisation, Musicianship, Concerts, an Art room, and a glorious outdoor Swimming pool.

Further information and application form: www.templedinsley.com 

 

 

BERKSHIRE

12 to 16 August 2019

ASCOT SUZUKI STRING COURSE

 

LVS Ascot, London Road, Ascot SL5 8DR

Our residential Suzuki string course has been running for many years and provides a fantastic opportunity for young string players to come together, work and play hard, for a really immersive week of music-making, meeting other young musicians, playing and having fun. After successful courses first in Riddlesworth, then Culford, this year the course is being held at LVS Ascot School which has superb contemporary facilities in extensive grounds.

 

We will have a wonderful faculty of teachers from home and abroad, providing teaching, chamber music and other music activities. The course is suitable for Suzuki violinists of all ages and slightly older cellists (around 10+).

 

Faculty includes Wim Meuris, Belgium; Sarah Nolan, Sussex; Mary Sandbrook, London; Sue Thomas, Surrey; Helen Styles, Berkshire and Elizabeth Peploe, Scotland.

 

Contact Mary Sandbrook: marysandbrook@aol.com

 

 

MIDLANDS
14 to 17 August 2019
MIDLANDS SUZUKI INTERNATIONAL SUMMER WORKSHOP (MSISW)

The mac, Birmingham

Non-residential workshop for Suzuki Violin, Viola and Suzuki Early Childhood Education families. A fantastic four day workshop of group lessons, masterclasses and concerts led by an inspiring international faculty.

Applications close 22 February 2019

 

www.midlands-suzuki.co.uk

 

 

DORSET

18 to 25 August 2019

LSG INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL

 

Bryanston School, Blandford, Dorset DT11 0PX

 

We invite the families of all Suzuki string and piano students (from Pre-Twinkle to Beyond the Books) to an exciting and dynamic week of making music, friends and memories.

 

The week will include Masterclasses, Orchestras, Chamber Music, Improv for Strings & Piano, Body Percussions (new for 2019), Dalcroze, Concerts, Parent Choir & Orchestra, Playtogethers and access to all the wonderful facilities Bryanston has to offer, including tennis courts and a recently refurbished indoor swimming Pool.

 

More information and application forms may be found online here: http://www.lsginternationalsummerschool.co.uk/

 

Early application is recommended as places fill fast.

 

 

12 APRIL 2020

BRITISH SUZUKI ROYAL ALBERT HALL GALA CONCERT

Further details and registration to follow in Summer 2019

 

 

 

FOR LONDON SUZUKI GROUP SPECIFIC EVENTS, PLEASE SEE www.londonsuzukigroup.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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